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British Bulldog pet insurance

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British bulldog

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British Bulldogs (also known as English Bulldogs) have the smushiest of faces (not a word, I know!) and the gentlest of temperaments. Unfortunately the breed comes with a host of potential health issues, so it's a good idea to look into pet insurance before you're out of pocket for some hefty vet bills.

Compare pet insurance for your bulldog

Name Product Accidental Injury Illness Paralysis Tick Benefit Maximum yearly benefit Reimbursement rate Reimbursement Rate Maximum Yearly Benefit
Woolworths Comprehensive Cover
$1,500
$24,000
80%
80%
$24,000
Woolies top policy comes with a $24,000 annual limit — higher than the majority of providers — plus cover for accidents, illnesses and routine care. Includes a price beat promise for similar policies and GapOnly cover.
Medibank Ultimate Pet Care
$1,200
$15,000
80%
80%
$15,000
First 2 months of cover are free. Plus, Medibank health members save 10% every year. Use promo code 2FREEMONTHS. Ends April 13, 2021. T&Cs apply. Get a quick quote.
Budget Direct Dog Insurance
$1,500
$12,000
80%
80%
$12,000
Apply online and get 15% off your first year’s premium. T&Cs apply.
Knose Dog Cover
$25,000
$25,000
70%, 80% or 90%
70%, 80% or 90%
$25,000
⭐Finder Exclusive: Get 10% off of the first year's premium. Lower prices for lower risk pets. T&C's apply.
PIA Major Medical Cover
$1,200
$15,145
80%
80%
$15,145
Get 2 months free when you sign up.
Vets Choice Elite Cover
$2,500
$15,000
100%
100%
$15,000
Get a 5% discount when you insure more than one pet.
Kogan Pet Luxury Cover
$2,000
$15,000
80% or 65%
80% or 65%
$15,000
Sign up and get $50 Kogan.com Credit. T&Cs apply.
Petsy Dog Accidental Injury and Illness Cover (Vet Select)
$1,500
$25,000
100%
100%
$25,000
Enjoy 2 months free and personalised pet tag with promo code: PETSYPET. Petsy members enjoy free personalised gifts, exclusive pet discounts and perks for humans.
RSPCA Ultimate Plus Accident and Illness Cover
Up to $20,000 annual limit
$20,000
80%
80%
$20,000
Get 1 month free for the first year of new policies. T&C's apply.
Coles Premium Cover
$2,500
$12,000
100%
100%
$12,000
Earn 10x Flybuys points per $1 spent on pet food at Coles Supermarkets. T&Cs apply.
Guide Dogs Premium Care
$2,000
$20,000
85%
85%
$20,000
Get 1 month free pet insurance when you sign up for cover with Guide Dogs. T&Cs apply.
PetSecure Accident and Illness Cover
$500
$12,000
75% or 85%
75% or 85%
$12,000
Your pet is covered for life.
Bow Wow Meow Ultimate Care Plan
$3,000
$20,000
80%
80%
$20,000
Join and get 2 months free pet insurance for puppies. T&Cs apply.
Real Premium Accident & Illness Cover
$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
$12,000
Get 10% of premiums back in the first 12 months.
Guardian Platinum Accident & Illness Cover
$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
$12,000
No joining fee to pay.
Prime Sovereign Accident & Illness Cover
$1,200
$14,000
85%
85%
$14,000
With guaranteed renewal you can protect your pet for life.
Australian Seniors Top Accident & Illness Cover
$1,200
$12,000
80%
80%
$12,000
If you're over 50 get 10% off.
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What type of insurance should you get for your British bulldog?

There are three main types of pet insurance policy available in Australia:

  • Accident insurance. This policy will pay out only in the event of an accident, not in a situation involving a long-term medical issue such as an illness or chronic condition.
  • Accident and illness insurance. The policy will pay out for both accidents and illnesses.
  • Comprehensive insurance. This includes accident and illness cover as above, but usually up to a higher limit.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which insurance policy is right for your dog. However, it should be noted that bulldogs are renowned for chronic respiratory issues and will likely require repeated medical treatment over the course of their lives. This means that accident-only insurance is not likely to be the best choice when it comes to insuring your bulldog. Depending on your financial situation, you'll probably be better off choosing either a comprehensive or accident and illness policy.

How much will it cost to insure my bulldog?

We aggregated the quotes offered by several insurance companies using a range of variables, including the comprehensiveness of the cover and the age of your Bulldog. Here are the average costs:

Dog BreedAverage Accident Policy Cost (Monthly)Average Illness Policy Cost (Monthly)Average Comprehensive Policy Cost (Monthly)
British Bulldog Cross$35.75$67.33$73.75
British Bulldog$47.25$93.16$99.08
Dog BreedAverage Accident Policy Cost (Monthly)Average Illness Policy Cost (Monthly)Average Comprehensive Policy Cost (Monthly)
British Bulldog$47.41$111.50$116.91
British Bulldog Cross$33.08$83.16$90.16
Methodology: We averaged out the cost from 6 Australian pet insurance providers for accident, accident and medical and comprehensive plans with zero excess. Quotes were taken in June 2017 for a male, desexed dog that was born on 13/2/2012 for the 5-year-old dog and 13/2/2016 for the 1-year-old dog. The owner was 24 years old at the time, residing in the 2010 postcode. The ranking was based on average cost for a comprehensive pet insurance policy.

What are some health issues my British Bulldog could face?

Bulldogs have the highest rate of hip dysplasia among all dog breeds, at a rate of 70%. Hip Dysplasia involves an abnormal joint condition that can contribute to your Bulldog becoming lame or suffering from chronic pain.

    • Sores, abscesses, and infections are relatively common in the folds of your bulldog’s face, should the face not be regularly washed and wiped down to keep it clean.
  • Bulldogs are famous for their respiratory problems, due to their narrowed airways caused by selective breeding to achieve their distinctive face.

More about British Bulldogs

  • Although bulldogs have a chequered past, and are often stereotyped as being rather aggressive, it may surprise you to learn that the British bulldog is a perfect family pet, as they are generally agreed to be excellent around young children.
  • The name ‘bulldog’ dates back to the bloody sport of bull baiting. Bulldogs were used to creep beneath a bull and attempt to latch onto its nose – often with painful, and even fatal, results for both the dog and the bull.
  • Bulldogs are quintessentially associated with the UK and, in particular, Winston Churchill. Whilst this may have much to do with Churchill’s pluckiness and even physical appearance, Second World War cartoons often used a bulldog to represent the UK.

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